Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Afternoon briefs: TRO lifted against Mary Trump publisher; Jeffrey Epstein associate arrested
Jul 2, 2020, 04:51 pm CDT

Legal industry adds jobs for a second month after huge April loss
Jul 2, 2020, 02:50 pm CDT

More law firms are likely to make some furloughs permanent, legal experts say
Jul 2, 2020, 12:33 pm CDT

Supreme Court will consider disclosure of Mueller grand jury materials to Congress
Jul 2, 2020, 11:25 am CDT

Emotional support dog didn’t have priority over tenant with allergies, state supreme court says
Jul 2, 2020, 11:03 am CDT

‘Landmark decision’ backs cheerleader kicked off squad for Snapchat F-word post
Jul 2, 2020, 10:03 am CDT

Afternoon Briefs: Prosecutor resigns over Nazi social media post; judge blocks asylum restriction
Jul 1, 2020, 04:40 pm CDT

‘Disturbingly inappropriate’ emails bring suspension for former judge and lawyer
Jul 1, 2020, 01:21 pm CDT

Federal judge steps down from chief judgeship after comment about Black official
Jul 1, 2020, 11:38 am CDT

2nd Circuit affirms bond for 2 lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack
Jul 1, 2020, 10:19 am CDT

Federal judge is publicly admonished for statements about SCOTUS chief justice and GOP
Jun 30, 2020, 04:37 pm CDT

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm announces layoffs; judge’s TRO blocks Mary Trump book
Jun 30, 2020, 03:11 pm CDT

Generic word with ‘.com’ at end can be trademarked, SCOTUS rules
Jun 30, 2020, 11:15 am CDT

Are lawyers who pointed guns at protesters protected by the castle doctrine?
Jun 30, 2020, 10:05 am CDT

Supreme Court rules state can’t ban religious schools from scholarship program
Jun 30, 2020, 09:43 am CDT

DOJ argues entire health care law must be struck down
Jun 29, 2020, 04:48 pm CDT

Afternoon Briefs: PACER gets a redesign; SCOTUS turns down border wall case
Jun 29, 2020, 03:51 pm CDT

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to new federal death penalty procedure
Jun 29, 2020, 11:20 am CDT

Consumer agency survives SCOTUS challenge but not for-cause removal of its chief
Jun 29, 2020, 10:56 am CDT

Supreme Court strikes down restrictive abortion law; Roberts concurrence provides fifth vote
Jun 29, 2020, 09:30 am CDT

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